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AKC Companion Animal Recovery Adds Real-Time Record Updates to Website - www.akccar.org

(Monday, April 03, 2006)
-- FREE Updates Now Entered Immediately Into Recovery Database --

American Kennel Club's Companion Animal Recovery announces a new feature on its website that will enable enrollees to update their contact information and have it reflected immediately in the recovery database. As always, record updates are free with AKC CAR and now they can be made at the owner's convenience on the new AKC CAR Online Update System.

AKC CAR is committed to maintaining accurate customer information to ensure that all animals enrolled in the database can be recovered if lost. Whether an owner has moved or the alternate contact has a new phone number, the accuracy of the record is critical in order to successfully reunite the pet with the owner.

According to Dr. Carmen Battaglia, President and CEO of AKC CAR, "We have launched a major initiative that will make our services more user friendly. Our goal was to simplify the process in order to increase the accuracy of our records and provide further value to our customers. The end result will be more pets being safely and quickly reunited with their owners."

For over ten years AKC CAR has served as a national recovery service. A pet's microchip, tattoo, or AKC CAR collar tag ID number is linked to the owner's telephone number and address. If the animal is lost and AKC CAR is properly contacted, the owner will be contacted immediately. The one-time $12.50 enrollment fee is for the lifetime of the animal, and AKC CAR's highly trained recovery specialists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

AKC Companion Animal Recovery added other notable enhancements to their website during 2005. The feature additions included:
  • Online Enrollment System: Allows owners to enroll their animals online. This is an immediate enrollment without the delays of mail delivery and processing time.


  • Vet and Shelter Enrollment System: Vets and shelter staff can enroll their client's pets online. This ensures that the client's pets are protected before they leave the facility.


  • Vet and Shelter Enrollment Reports: Vets and shelters that participate in the AKC CAR incentive programs can now view online all of the enrollment records that were entered by their clinics. This will allow staff to verify critical enrollment data and aid in the recovery process.


  • AKC CAR Incentive Programs: Vets and shelters can sign up for this program online and begin receiving a monthly rebate for every enrollment submitted. AKC CAR will rebate veterinarians $2.00 for every enrollment. Non-profit organizations, which already benefit from half price enrollment, receive a $1.00 rebate for every enrollment received.